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General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements

All students intending to graduate with an A.A. degree and planning to transfer to the university to pursue a specific major are required to complete the following curriculum.

To assure that graduates of the state university and state college systems share a common base of General Education requirements, the State of Florida has designated general education core course options in each of five areas of study—Communication, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2015‐2016 and thereafter, each student must complete at least one identified core course (designated with •) in each area of study as part of the general education course requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES CH
Communication Area 6
o Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.
o Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze communication critically.
Any student who successfully completes a course with an ENC prefix for which ENC1101 is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the communication core (must complete with a minimum grade of "C").
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
+*ENC1102, English Composition II 3
Humanities Area 9
o Students will confirm the ability to think critically through demonstrating interpretive ability and cultural literacy.
o Students will acquire competence in reflecting critically upon the human condition.
In order to fulfill the Humanities area requirement, students must choose at least one course from each discipline (Visual & Performing Arts, Philosophy/Religion, and Literature). At least one course in the Humanities area must be a core option course (designated with •).
Discipline: Visual & Performing Arts (choose one, 3crs.)
•ARH2000, Understanding Visual Arts
 ARH2050, Art History I
 ARH2051, Art History II
 ARH2060, History of Architecture
•MUL2010, Understanding Music
 MUL2110, Survey of Music Literature
•THE2000, Understanding Theatre
 THE2071, Survey of Film
*Discipline: Philosophy/Religion (choose one, 3 crs.)
(Students must complete ENC1101 with a minimum grade of "C" before taking Philosophy/Religion courses, which also require completion with a minimum grade of "C.")
+*FRE2200, French I
 *PHH2060, Introduction to Classical Philosophy
 *PHI2002, Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
•*PHI2010, Introduction to Philosophy
 *PHI2600, Ethics
 *PHI2635, Biomedical Ethics
 *REL2000, Introduction to Religion
 *REL2121, Introduction to Religion in America
 *REL2300, Religions of the World
 *REL2315, Eastern Religions
 *SPN2200, Second-Year Spanish I
Discipline: Literature (choose one, 3 crs.)
(Students must complete ENC1102 with a minimum grade of "C" before taking Literature courses, which also require completion with a minimum grade of "C.")
 *AML2010, American Literature through the Civil War
 *AML2020, American Literature: Reconstruction to Present
 *AML2600, African-American Literature
 *ENG2111, Literature and Film
 *ENL2012, English Literature through the 18th Century
 *ENL2022, English Literature: Romantics to Present
•*LIT2000, Introduction to Literature
 *LIT2040, World Drama
 *LIT2090, Contemporary Literature
 *LIT2110, World Literature: Ancient – Renaissance
 *LIT2120, World Literature: Enlightenment to Present
 *LIT2380, Women in Literature
*Mathematics Area 6
o Students will determine appropriate mathematical and computational models and methods in problem solving, and demonstrate an understanding of mathematical concepts.
o Students will apply appropriate mathematical and computational models and methods in problem solving.
Any student who successfully completes a mathematics course for which one of the general education core course options in mathematics is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the mathematics core.
NOTE: Mathematics course requirements are determined by student's choice of major. Consult an academic advisor for more information (must complete with a minimum grade of "C").
Discipline: Mathematics (choose one, 3 crs.)
(choose at least one core option course [designated with •] from the list below)
•*MAC1105, College Algebra
•*MAC2311, Calculus with Analytical Geometry I
•*MGF1106, Mathematics for Liberal Arts I
•*MGF1107, Mathematics for Liberal Arts II
•*STA2023, Statistics
Plus at least three additional hours at the level of STA, MAC, or MGF as approved by advisor and/or defined by major (must complete with a minimum grade of "C").
Natural Sciences Area 6
o Students will demonstrate the ability to critically examine and evaluate scientific observation, hypothesis, or model construction, and to use the scientific method to explain the natural world.
o Students will successfully recognize and comprehend fundamental concepts, principles, and processes about the natural world.
Any student who successfully completes a natural science course for which one of the general education core course options in natural science is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the natural sciences core.
In order to fulfill the Natural Sciences area requirement, students must complete both a Physical Science and a Biological Science course. At least one course in the Natural Sciences area must be a core option course (designated with •).
Discipline: Physical Sciences (choose one, 3 crs.)
•AST1002, Descriptive Astronomy
•CHMX020, Chemistry for Liberal Studies
 CHM1032, General, Organic, Biochemistry
 CHM1040, Fundamentals of Chemistry
•CHM1045, General Chemistry
•ESC2000, Earth and Space Science Survey
•EVR1001, Introduction to Environmental Science
 GLY1010, Physical Geology
 GLY1032, Natural Disasters
 MET1010, Introductory Meteorology
 OCE1001, Fundamentals of Oceanography
•PHY1020, Basic Concepts of Physics
 PHY1023, Survey of General Physics
•PHY2048, University Physics I
•PHY2053, College Physics I
Discipline: Biological Sciences (choose one, 3 crs.)
 BOT2800, Plants and Society
•BSC1005, General Biological Science
 BSC1020, Human Biology
•BSC2010, Biology for Science Majors I
•BSC2085, Human Anatomy and Physiology I
 BSC2311, Introduction to Marine Biology
Social Sciences Area 9
o Students will demonstrate the ability to examine behavioral, social, and cultural issues from a variety of points of view.
o Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic social and behavioral science concepts and principles used in the analysis of behavioral, social, and cultural issues, past and present, local and global.
In order to fulfill the Social Sciences area requirement, students must choose at least one course from each discipline (Behavioral Sciences, History, and Government). From the two courses taken in History and Government, students are expected to take one Global course and one U.S. course. At least one course in the Social Sciences area must be a core option course (designated with •).
Discipline: Behavioral Sciences (choose one, 3 crs.)
•ANT2000, Introduction to Anthropology
•ECO2013, Principles of Economics, Macro
•PSY2012, General Psychology
•SYG2000, Principles of Sociology
Discipline: History (choose one, 3 crs.)
Global:
EUH1000, Western Civilization I
EUH1001, Western Civilization II
U.S.:
 AMH2010, United States History I
•AMH2020, United States History II
Discipline: Government (choose one, 3 crs.)
Global:
 CPO2002, Comparative Government
U.S.:
 •POS2041, American National Government
POS2112, State and Local Government
TOTAL 36 CR

New students who were initially admitted as first-time-in-college students in fall 2014 or thereafter, pursuant to s. 1007.25, F.S., must meet foreign language competency as specified in s. 1007.262, F.S.  This competency is ordinarily demonstrated through completion of two credits of sequential high school foreign language OR successful completion of two semesters of foreign language at the postsecondary level.  Basic American Sign Language (ASL1400/ASL1401) does not meet this requirement.

No more than two physical education/activity semester hours may be used for the A.A. degree. No more than six hours of Cooperative Education may be used for the A.A. degree.

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

+ Prerequisites required.

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